About this listing
Beautiful furnished self-catering luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, Somme, Picardy, France. Meandering streams, rivers & canals, meadows & rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials of both World Wars!
France countryside - vacation rental home - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / Amiens Cathedral / Jules Verne / Picardie (Picardy) / Somme / WWI / route to Calais and Paris, south and Provence
Beautiful newly renovated furnished self-catering luxury vacation home located in the Valley of the Selle near Amiens, France. Meandering streams, rivers and canals, meadows and rolling hills, horse country, battlegrounds, memorials, cemeteries of both World Wars, French cuisine!
Independent, comfortable, quiet home surrounded by nature located in a small village in Picardy.
Fully fenced property, gated entrance, security cameras and private parking offer peace of mind.
Panoramic view of the Valley of the Selle, approximately 100 square meters (1076 square feet) welcoming a maximum of 7 guests.
Entrance by stairway (14 steps) in front or access via kitchen / bath in back.
Master bedroom (brand new extra firm double bed) with satellite TV and DVD, children's bedroom with 2 platform single beds (possibility to place two single cots for small children or adults), 3rd bedroom with baby crib and new firm double bed and single bed, living room with home entertainment center and fireplace, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, full marbled bath with heated floor (hydromassage shower and bath with hydromassage / balneo), half bath.
Services: bedding & sheets, bathroom linen, and kitchenware supplied. Iron and board, washer/dryer (shared), vacuum cleaner, clothes drying rack, garden furniture, gas barbecue grill.
Kitchen: cooking utensils, pots and pans, side by side refrigerator/freezer with mini-bar, water and ice dispenser, microwave, gas oven and stove, dishwasher with tablets included, coffee maker with coffee filters, automatic hot water kettle, toaster, garbage bags and cleaning products.
Entertainment/Multimedia: Home entertainment center and home cinema with satellite TV, CD, DVD, blu-ray, radio, Apple TV with Netflix (multiple languages possible), hi-fi equipment with surround sound. CD/DVD collection. Internet (Wi-Fi) throughout.
Other entertainment: Board games, swing set and slide, bicycles, kiddie pool approx. 50 cm (20 inches) deep.
Private secure off-street outdoor parking.
No pets please, smoke free, shoeless home.
Picardy: Picardy is located in the northern part of France. Picardy stretches from the long sand beaches of the Somme estuary in the west to the vast forests and pastures of the Thiérache in the east and down to the chateaux of Chantilly or Pierrefonds near the Paris Area and vineyards of the border with Champagne (Champagne picarde) to the south. An important agricultural region of France, Picardy has a diverse natural environment consisting of 40 km of coastline, many rivers, marshes and ponds and lakes, forests, and pastures. It is a favorite region of France for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, sand yachting and other outdoor activities.
Somme: We are located in the department of Picardy called the Somme, named after the Somme river. The Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I, and is most noted for the prominent use of trench warfare. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields, particularly those of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. We are less than 30 minutes (35 km/21 miles) from Cantigny, site of the first American offensive of World War I. One of the largest Chinese cemeteries of WWI is located within 30 minutes.
Village of Fossemanant: Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval chapel. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields!
Climate: It is characterized by frequent rainfall, moderate winters and summers. Summer temperatures range from a high of 77°F (25°C) during the days to a low of 50°F (10°C) during the night. Winter temperatures reach a high of 55°F (13°C) daytime to a low of 35°F (2°C) at night. Snow is rare.
Nearby activities: trout-farm fishing (500 meters/1600 ft), hiking (60 meters/200 ft to old railroad line turned nature path 17 kilometers/10.5 miles long, the “Coulée Verte"), surrounding rivers & ponds, golf (10 km/6 miles), tennis, horseback riding (8 km/5 miles), cycling and mountain bike, petanque, ice skating, water sports, public swimming pools, amusement parks (Disney, Asterix, St Paul...), bowling, cinema, shopping, airport for small aircraft (20 km/12,5 miles), museums, Jules Verne, castles, wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries (Baie de Somme), seaside resorts, casinos, medieval villages, World War I & II monuments, museums & cemeteries, shopping (factory outlet stores), steam locomotive, children's farm, land sailing
Nearest? (all times indicated are by car unless otherwise noted):
Nearest highway/motorway : Dury or Bosquel 11 km / 7 miles
Nearest airport : ParisBeauvais Tillé 40 km/ 24 miles 20 minutes or Roissy Charles de Gaulle 120 km / 75 miles 1h30m
Nearest train station : Amiens town center or Longueau 15 km / 10 miles
Nearest shopping center : Auchan or E. Leclerc 10 km / 6 miles
Nearest small shops : Plachy-Buyon / Loeuilly 5 km / 3 miles
Atlantic beaches : approx 45 minutes (Mers-les-Bains), 75 km / 46 miles
Paris : approx 1hour 30 minutes by car, 150 km / 93 miles
Disneyland Paris : approx 1 hr 45 minutes by car, 165 km / 102 miles
Calais : about 1 hour 30 minutes by car, 170 km / 105 miles
London : about 4 1/2 hours by train
Bus service to Amiens two times per day (early morning and early evening), taxi service available. A car is recommended.
Note that owner resides on property, and is available at all times to assist you in making your visit as pleasant as possible.
We also offer a 1 bedroom self-catering luxury residence of similar size, please see our other listing under "French countryside Amiens & Paris".
Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information or photos. We will be pleased to welcome you!
Guests have access to entire upper level of home, front and rear terraces and garden in total privacy and exclusive use. Please avoid garage and other outbuildings.
Interaction with Guests
Host will meet guests as arranged in advance, and is available on site throughout their stay to aide with any needs that may arise.
Village of Fossemanant: Rural village with less than 100 inhabitants, only two short streets converge on a small medieval church. A few residents still farm, cows and horses are commonly found grazing in the surrounding fields!
We are an hour and a half by car from Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris or Calais. A bus travels to and from Amiens from our village twice a day (early morning and early evening). The bus stop is located less than 50 meters from the residence. Taxi service is available. Connections are available to Paris, London and the rest of Europe from the Amiens train station.
A car is recommended.
You will receive detailed directions upon reservation
Other Things to Note
*Washer/dryer available, 1 load included for stays of 7 days +, for shorter stays or additional loads wash or dry 5€ per load
*Fireplace - Price of 3 logs: 10€
(1 log burns around 1 hour); Cleaning fee (if required): 5€
No pets please, smoke free, shoeless home!
Departure cleaning fee (if not in original condition): 60€ may be retained from security deposit if excessive cleaning is deemed necessary
Additional house rules provided with reservation.